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Stormwater harvesting set to keep Balmoral Park green

City West Water is contributing $1 million to help deliver the Balmoral Park Stormwater Harvesting project in Derrimut.

In partnership with Brimbank Council and Melbourne Water, the project will provide 15 million litres of stormwater a year for irrigation of two ovals and surrounding parkland.

To kick off proceedings Brimbank Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve, City West Water’s Strategic Projects Manager Simon Wilkinson and David Greenwood of Melbourne Water’s Living Rivers turned the first sod of soil on Thursday, August 29.

Amanda Smith, General Manager Strategy and Planning, said the partnership is an exciting Greening the West initiative which will deliver a quality, well-designed green open space for the local community.

“Importantly, the project replaces the use of drinking water for irrigation with fit for purpose stormwater, helping to preserve Melbourne’s finite water resources,” Ms Smith said.

Park facilities will also be boosted with the inclusion of a family friendly picnic area, playground and new trees.

Brimbank City Council contributed $1.1 million and Melbourne Water $300,000 to the project.

It is expected the $2.4 million project will be completed in early 2020.

You can read more about our Stormwater Harvesting Projects on our Stormwater Harvesting page.